View Full Version : Can a DDR2 slot take DDR3?

03-12-2011, 06:49 PM
I would like to purchase a DDR3 GPU but I have a DDR2 mobo. Do I need drivers or what? :nerd:

Speedy Gonzales
03-12-2011, 06:53 PM
A videocard with DDR3 will work. (Its not the same as memory that goes in a memory slot). The only drivers you need are the videocard drivers (ATI or Nvidia drivers)

03-12-2011, 06:56 PM

03-12-2011, 07:40 PM
Thanks. You sure it will work. Does it do backwards compatibility?

Speedy Gonzales
03-12-2011, 07:45 PM
Videocards with DDR3 memory will work. However memory (that goes in a ram slot on a mobo WILL NOT work). DDR 2 and 3 arent compatible with each other. And theyre keyed differently (it wont fit / you cant install DDR3 on a mobo that supports DDR2 ram). And vice-versa

Unless the mobo has DDR2 and 3 slots. But you can only install DDR2 or 3. NOT both .

03-12-2011, 07:54 PM

03-12-2011, 11:01 PM
The RAM on your video card has NOTHING to do with your CPU\System RAM.

04-12-2011, 07:52 AM
I know!